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We Show Galloway and Stop the War Coalition some “Unpleasant” “Insults” from Charlie Hebdo.

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Carlie Back pageGeorge Galloway boldly declared “Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo” during a damning address at a freedom of speech rally in Bradford on Saturday.

The Respect MP told a crowd of protestors gathered outside Bradford City Hall that the French government should be ashamed of themselves for standing by the “racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag” in the wake of the attacks in Paris that killed 17 people last week.

These are not cartoons these are not depictions of the Prophet, these are pornographic, obscene insults to the Prophet and by extension, 1.7billion human beings on this earth and there are limits.

“There are limits. There limits to free speech and free expression especially in France.”

Charlie Hebdo sought “to further marginalize, further alienate and further endanger exactly those parts of the community who are already alienated, already endangered,” he argued.

Independent.

The Stop the War Coalition publishes this,

Mark Maguire: Why Je Suis NOT Charlie Hebdo

“The right of a rather unpleasant French magazine to publish anti-Islamic cartoons may be defended, but it is an uncomfortable thing to hold up as a symbol of press freedom, even if it is a true measure of a society’s freedom how it tolerates opposing views.

Of course, it is also widely understood that there is a fine line between freedom of expression and incitement to religious, racial or cultural hatred, but Charlie Hebo has strayed some way over the wrong side of that divide.”

NB: The images are from a copy of the Charlie Hebdo issue just bought in Ipswich.

Charlie

Note the banners of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units and placard saying “Kurds will never forget you”.

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